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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lasagna! It's What's For Dinner



I decided to try something different for Wordful Wednesday. Please check out my video - it lays the foundation for the rest of the post. I believe that I am a good cook but during the hectic work week I look for shortcuts to help me out. One of my best recipes is for vegetable lasagna. Prep time is only 15 minutes and in the oven it goes. 45 minutes later my dinner is done. I add a grocery store salad and garlic bread and dinner is served. Here is a photo of the full dinner.






All of the members of my household are lactose intolerant so I use soy cheese. I generally use Prego Chunky Vegetable for my sauce (adding a few seasonings for extra flavor) but last night I used 2 Bertolli Sauces: Spicy Tomato and Basil and Mushroom with Ripe Olives. The sauce was delicious! To cut down on the cost I always pick up pasta sauce on sale and stock up. I will usually make my own salad too but the Publix brand Cesar Salad Mix was on sale so I purchased that. The garlic bread is also Publix brand.

I cut corners and saved money, my kind of meal!

Here is the recipe; if you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!




Easy Day Vegetable Lasagna

1 tablespoon soyoil 1 8-ounce package uncooked
lasagna noodles
8 green onions, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 48-ounce jar low-sodium,
low-fat spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 package (10.5-ounce) low-fat
firm silken tofu
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped
spinach, defrosted and drained
1 8-ounce package fat-free
shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick vegetable oil. Sauté green onions and mushrooms in soyoil. Add spaghetti sauce. Set aside.

Combine tofu, spinach, egg and seasonings, and mix well. In baking dish, begin with bottom layer of spaghetti sauce mixture, followed by uncooked noodles, tofu mixture, noodles, and top with remaining sauce.

Cover pan of lasagna with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 15 minutes. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield 8-10 servings.

Option: layer one 16-ounce package of frozen vegetable medley between layers of lasagna noodles or sauté 1 1/2 cups fresh vegetable combination.

Per serving (10 ounces): 274 calories, 19.8 grams protein, 39 grams carbohydrates, 5.3 grams total fat, 3.3 grams saturated fat, 24 mg cholesterol, 408 mg sodium.


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63 comments:

Kristen Andrews said...

you are so good, my lasagana is purchased at a local bakery but I do cook it, it is better than anything I can make.

Amy said...

Looks yummy! A magical WW to you!

Jenn P. said...

Sounds so very yummy! Maybe I will try it this weekend, and I will be sure to let you know.

jenn3 said...

That looks really yummy. Now I'm hungry! You are not good for my diet. Haha.

Rona's Home Page said...

It's nice to know that with soy cheese your family can still enjoy items like lasagna and pizza.

Caitlin said...

Yum! That looks delicious! I have never made lasagna with tofu before, but we are trying to cut out more meat, so I will try it! Thanks!

Muthering Heights said...

It sounds delicious!

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

Excellent job! You are so pleasant in your video too. Can I come over for lasagna?

Mom on the Rise said...

Yum! I posted food too...how funny!

Tammy W said...

Mmm. Sounds delish!!

rachael said...

looks tasty to me! yum!

Kacey R. said...

YUM! And your video is great!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh I need to try this shortcut version - mine takes me HOURS to prepare!

Lorina said...

I am going to have to make lasagna this week now.. yummy. I make a very similar lasagna that takes about that same time. But I am going to have to try this one. Thanks.. I am sure my husband will thank you too. (fanatic about lasagna!)

Momstart said...

Thanks for the recipe. Happy WW

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Lasagna - it's not just for breakfast anymore.

Merry Christmas!

picturing said...

hmmm...looks yummy :D

My WW entry this week : in HERE and HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Lacey in the Sky said...

Yum! I'm hungry now!!

angie said...

It's 2 am so I can't watch the video right now (might wake someone up), but I'll be back! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I so love lasagna. Yummy. I make it without cooking the pasta...the day before and refrigerate overnight...a simple and easy way. It's always a hit. Got leftovers? I'm there!

Come see my Wordful Wednesday if you can find time!! It's a catghan!

~~gail~~aka: mooselovingmamabear said...

That is a wonderful recipe...love veggie recipes...

TFS...

Cindy said...

looks great..like veggie lasagna! If the hubby will go for the tofu etc..I'll let you know

Susie said...

That looks so good:-)

Jenners said...

Thank you! I am always desperate for dinner ideas that are easy and this seems like it! So many recipies expect you to make your own sauce or something! I think I can do this! And my husband hates ricotta cheese so the tofu might work...I just won't mention that it is in there or he'll automatically say he hates it. Thanks for sharing! I hope my kid will eat it ...

Brown English Muffin said...

We recently came back from FL and that was my first introduction to Publix, I really liked the store, it was clean, well lit, well thought out and sold items that were not run of the mill, and I actually really liked their store brand items.

Liz said...

Oh yummm....I love lasagna!! I've never tried soy cheese though....

Ali said...

It sounds like Mekhi wants to vlog too! I love lasagna--it's such a great dinner for company too!

Cheryl Lage said...

You are my kind of cook! :) Always on the look out for the pre-bagged salads on sale, and LOVE the minimal prep and lengthy cook time (which allows you to do other things...like visit new blogs!)

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting! I'll be revisiting you here for sure. :)

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...sounds great!! I will have to pass along the recipe to a few friends!

Happy WW to you!

Sheliza said...

Well Miss Renee, you are one pretty lady! You are so good on that camera, I need lessons from you! Great recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

YUMMY! And Bertolli has the best sauce, bar none! I use the roasted garlic sauce, and add diced tomatoes, a small can of tomato paste, and fresh basil and parsley from our container garden when I'm trying to make it EXTRA special (you know, when company is coming over and I'm showing off a little), but it tastes delicious right out of the container. I'll have to try this recipe for my best bud and her fam--all vegetarians. For my fam, though, you know I'm going to have to put some ground turkey and sausage in this bad boy!

Melissa said...

Yummy... I think I'd rather just have you come make it for us... :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Sounds delicious. I love the spinach and scallions in it!!!!

Straight to Your Hart said...

You are so good...video, posting, and sharing this delicious recipe!!

Letti said...

That looks delicious. I love the video you added too.

Michelle said...

Love making lasagna and I agree, it really is easy! Love seeing you in a video. :)

Sam_I_am said...

Looks yummy. I should try it and see if Fiance notices that has tofu in it. He's like having a picky child, but he'll eat it if I don't tell him it's different. Like the turkey tacos that he liked til I told him they were turkey. :-) I'll I make it and don't burn my house down, I'll let you know.

Sera said...

Oooh, that looks just delish!!! Now I want lasagna and garlic bread...

ParentingPink said...

Love the video...I think you might just be the next Rachel Ray :-)

The recipe looks super yummy and I am always looking for quick meals! Thanks so much for sharing your cooking "secrets" with the rest of us:-)

Sera said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

The Petersons said...

Cute video. This looks really yummy!

Calinda said...

How about the fact that I remember my mama's lasagne (no doubt, a very delicious lasagne) as an all day and expensive (hence very special) meal. No less than four types of cheese. No wasting precious extra cents on already-shredded cheese. No, no, no to sauce that wasn't homemade. It was mighty yummy--but all taht effort meant we had it no more than four times a year! Here's to modern mothering. You go Chef Auntie 'Ne. I'm going to try this one!

Mandy said...

YUM-O!

Thanks for commenting on my SITS features. :) I have been so excited!

Kathleen said...

That looks good! I too don't handle cheese too well and often use the soy version in our house.

I liked watching your video, since I now get to put a voice to your photos!

Happy WW!

S. Elie said...

That looks really good. Cooking is NOT one of my talents but starting next year I'm going have to start cooking. I'll try out your recipe then. I probably should make sure there is a fire extinguisher in the house to! Love the video.

CaraBee said...

I love me some lasagna! I make it about once a month and generally just follow the recipe on the side of the noodle box. No points there for creativity, but it is fairly easy. I've never considered putting tofu in there. Intriguing!

hippos toes said...

Sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I am so in the mood for lasagna now!

Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said...

"k, now my mouth is watering! Looks yummy!

Come by and see me if you get time!

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sassy stephanie said...

Oh man I love this. And, I just started Weight Watchers last week. This is a WW friendly dish!

Alexandra Stephenson said...

Looks tasty! :)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Sounds and looks yummy! Thanks!

Jen said...

gotta love quick and easy meals!

Carrie said...

I like this approach to posting. The video is great and I love the receipe. Thanks for sharing this with us.

BoufMom9 said...

This looks just fantastic!!! YUM-O!

Happy WW!

Domestic Diva said...

I'm loving the videos. They keep getting better and better. I'll have to try this lasagna recipe out for sure, I love lasagna and it is always nice to try another way of making a favorite.

HeatherY said...

Looks really yummy!

Weith Kick said...

Thanks Renee. The lasagna looks delicous. 15 minutes prep time! What??? Rachel Ray ain't got nothing on you! I can hear your son in the background of the vlog. Is he thinking, "what the hell is mommy doing talking to herself again?"

Momisodes said...

I love this! The Lasagna looks and sounds wonderful. I may have to give this a try :) My daughter loves tofu.

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Thanks for sharing this with me, can't wait to try it!

Days Like These by Tanyetta said...

Delicious!!!

Days Like These by Tanyetta said...

Delicious!!!

Days Like These by Tanyetta said...

Delicious!!!

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